Category: M16

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.There appears to be a…

12th Infantry Regiment soldier, circa 1970.

There appears to be a rifle sling on his M16, and a feather tied to the sling.

todaysdocument: “Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion,…

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“Vietnam…A member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, crouches behind a church door as he checks for the enemy near his position.” 2/9/1968

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981
Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 –

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This is in Hue, during the Tet Offensive, as US Marines and ARVN forces fought to retake the city from communist troops. (Source)

From the source: Leathernecks of “B” Co., First…

From the source:

Leathernecks of “B” Co., First Battalion, First Marine Regiment render aid to trapped Marines while under heavy fire from a .50 caliber enemy machine gun during the battle of Hue.

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th…

A soldier uses a chair randomly found to read the paper. 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division (circa 1968-1969).

uss-edsall: Photograph of Henry I. Willey Firing a M-148 XM…

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Photograph of Henry I. Willey Firing a M-148 XM Rifle into a Valley, 9/8/1967.  NARA 66955094

todaysdocument: “Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd…

todaysdocument:

“Pvt. R. Jones, of the 81mm Mortars Plt., 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, is Wet and Cold as He Takes a Break During Operation Pitt, Taking Place Approximately 12 miles north of Da Nang, 12/1/1967 “

Series: General Photograph File of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1927 – 1981Record Group 127: Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 – 


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uss-edsall: July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams,…

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July 26, 1968. Two 1st Cavalry Division LRP teams, Quang Tri, Vietnam.

Some of the weapons kept on board a US Navy PBR, date unknown.

Some of the weapons kept on board a US Navy PBR, date unknown.

US Army 12th Infantry Regiment soldier of a reconnaissance unit…

US Army 12th Infantry Regiment soldier of a reconnaissance unit armed with an M16, 1971.

uss-edsall: colonel-kurtz-official: New Zealanders in…

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New Zealanders in Vietnam.

Members of 3 Platoon, Victor 4 Company soon after their arrival in Vietnam, circa June-July 1969. Left to right: Pte Sonny Hona, Pte Hardie Martin, Sgt Tom Tuhiwai.

I don’t know why Lt Harley Pope [Platoon Commander] was not in this picture. He may have been detached on Liaison Officer duties at this time.

Source: www.vietnamwar.govt.nz/photo/platoon-hq-3-platoon-victor-4